Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
September 10, 2018

Governments Support Modernization and Growth of Tourism Business

Thanks to a combined investment of over $591,000 from the Governments Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada, Rosewood Suites in Trinity has modernized and expanded its facilities to meet a growing demand for high-end accommodations in the area. The initiative will result in three full-time seasonal jobs being created and help stimulate new economic activity in the region.

The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today announced an investment of $246,250, which includes $205,750 in repayable funding, as well as a $4,500 non-repayable contribution from the Business Development Support Program. Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, on behalf of the Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, announced a $345,000 repayable contribution from ACOA’s Business Development Program for the initiative. In addition, a $36,000 grant from the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador was provided for the project.

Originally built in 1910, the Rosewood Suites property was designated a heritage structure in 2016 by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. The modernization project was recently completed and involved major renovations to the building to create nine luxury suites. Each suite is uniquely designed and fully equipped with amenities such as a living area, private bath and kitchenette. The project also assisted Rosewood Suites in achieving a Canada Select 4.5-star rating. The facility is open from May to November.

This investment builds on commitments made by the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces to drive economic growth in the region through the Atlantic Growth Strategy by helping the region’s tourism industry attract more visitors and create new jobs across the region. This bold new approach is in line with Canada’s Tourism Vision, which seeks to make Canada a top-10 global tourism destination by 2025.

Support for the tourism industry delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“Renovating this historic property and converting it to a high quality accommodation facility is a very desirable activity that warrants our support. This initiative aligns with The Way Forward’s Provincial Tourism Product Development Plan, to increase the quality of accommodation experiences, especially in areas where there is a cluster of existing attractions and activities. Trinity has a number of natural and cultural attractions that continue to draw thousands of visitors per year, and this support will help provide the level of quality the visitors demand, thereby increasing length of stay and increased spending in the region.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

“Making smart investments in Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry helps tourism operators to develop and promote quality attractions that bring more visitors to our shores and create good middle-class jobs. Our government is pleased to invest in Rosewood Suites and ensure they are equipped to offer visitors the products and experiences they seek, while adding to the vibrant and growing tourism industry in historical Trinity Bay.”
Honourable Navdeep Bains
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA

“The Trinity Bay region is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Newfoundland and Labrador. The area draws visitors from all over the world because of its unique attractions, historic sites and natural beauty, as well as its top quality and hospitable accommodations. I am delighted that our government supported Rosewood Suites in its modernization project that will help attract more visitors to the area, boost the tourism industry and position the business for future sustainable growth.”
Churence Rogers
Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity

“Trinity is another great success story on the Bonavista Peninsula. The town offers the unique combination of historical and cultural attractions in one of the most beautiful regions of our Province. The investment in the Rosewood Suites announced today will serve a growing clientele of visitors and continue to build Trinity’s reputation as a world-class tourism destination.”
Neil King
MHA for Bonavista

“Trinity is a truly special place and this property in the heart of the historic area captured our imagination. We are delighted to have restored such a unique heritage structure and now we can share Rosewood Suites with visitors from around the world. We’ve had tremendous feedback from our guests who appreciate the quality of the restoration and how we retained the historical character but also provide modern conveniences and space to relax.”
Michele DuRand
Co-owner and Operator, Rosewood Suites at Trinity.

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Learn More

Rosewood Suites at Trinity - rosewoodtrinity.comexternal link icon

Provincial Tourism Product Development Plan - www.tcii.gov.nl.ca/tourism/tourism_development/pdf/17-20_prov_prod_dev_plan.pdfPDF icon

The Way Forward - thewayforward.gov.nl.ca

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Media contacts
Eric Humber
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
709-729-4819, 725-9655
erichumber@gov.nl.ca

Paul McGrath
ACOA NL
709-772-2984
paul.mcgrath@canada.ca

Jeremy Reynolds
Government Members Office
709-729-3394
JeremyReynolds@gov.nl.ca

Michele DuRand
Rosewood Suites at Trinity
709-436-2088
trinitynewfoundland@gmail.com

2018 09 10                              2:45 p.m.